By: Emily Bradshaw
The One Act Play crew this year will be performing “ Every Man in The Circus of Life” a medieval play written over 500 years ago. The play is based on a Circus setting. The plot is about a man called “everyman” who is facing death. Death comes to take him into his eternity and deciding where he will go is what the play will be about. Director Mrs. Clark says “ It basically boils down to that everything you do here on this earth, this life. Will be ultimately judged in the next.”
The One Act Play is a Minnesota league high school competition run by school sports. This play has many more rules and expectations than normal plays. Such as they have to work with a 35 minute time slot, with 10 minutes to set up, and only allowed to bring 20 people. There are usually auditions but typically Clark accepts everyone who wants to join as long as they’re passing all their classes. Although the play is open to anybody Clark says “ It usually is not a good play to get your feet wet with”. The One Act Play may not be the most fun for new actors. Clark Continues “ It really is a way to hone in on your acting skills and how you grab a character and make that character come alive.” Pushing experienced student actors to better their acting is a huge aspect of the One Act Play. The
HFHS is hosting the One Act Play competition this year here at the high school auditorium. Open January 6th at 9:00. The competition will be against neighboring schools that will be competing against each other.